Soccer drills for all skills


In King Football, the players learn to pass well. 

  • 2 teams
  • Per team 1 King
  • 1 ball per team. (variation 1 ball if a game is played)
  • The teams move in the field in a square. 
  • The intention is that the ball is played over 3 times within your own team and then shot to the King. 
  • When the King takes it, there is a point for that team.
  • First, they practise within the team and then they play against each other. 
  • When the ball is taken away, it has to be counted again.


Field setup:

Set up 2 x 2 pawns per group of 2 players. Every 2 players get 1 ball.


The ball is thrown up by one player and kicked back by the other. The following variants must be practised.


  • Head the ball back into the hands of the player.
  • Head the ball over the player.
  • Head the ball through the ground towards the player.


  • Make sure you head from your neck and don't just let the ball bounce on your head.
  • Always tighten your arm muscles and move your head towards the ball.



Starting position

  • Lie on your back.
  • Bend your knees to 90 degrees and put both feet flat on the ground.
  • Your arms lie along your body with your palms down.


  • Tighten your buttocks and belly.
  • Lift your buttocks off the ground to form a straight line with your knees, hips and shoulders.


  • To add a bit of weight to this exercise: stretch your right and left leg alternately, keeping your hips in position.


  • Hold each others right arm en bend through the knees in a squat position
  • Do the same with the left arm


  • Each player stand at a pylon
  • Playing by calling a name first
  • The exercise is made more difficult by touching the ball with a maximum of 2 or 3 times.
  • Positional defending needs to be very good
  • Forcing opponent to play wide
  • Take away ball
  • Keep seeing the ball
  • Without fouls preventing the scoring of the opponent
  • Keeping an overview, seeing more than just direct opponent (covering your back)
  • Working together (creating small spaces) to hold up the other party
  • Start dribbling immediately
  • Act fast, try to pass directly


  • Both teams can score on a small goal
  • When the ball is out, dribble in
  • Dribble in at a back ball or corner kick


  • 2 groups
  • Both groups are on one side next to the goal. 
  • 1 player plays the ball high/low (depending on level), to player 2 who is in a square at the edge of the penalty area. 
  • Player 2 must check the ball in square and shoot. 
  • Retrieves his own ball and connects at the row next to the goal. Player of the other team was waiting behind square, now moves up. 
  • Must be done at high speed, otherwise it will be too static. 
  • The team with the most goals wins. 
  • Positional defending needs to be very good
  • Forcing opponent to play wide
  • Take away the ball
  • Defend close to each other / mutual distances
  • Recognize the right moment to attack the ball
  • Active defense
  • Game can move under pressure of the defenders